Transform Education Governance and Drive an Improvement in Standards

Project Updates as at 31 May 2017

Status: Conceptualisation

  • This project has not yet achieved its March 2017 interim target to deliver a Strategic Assessment.
  • The SA has been drafted and was submitted to SRIU for quality review on April 3, 2017. The document is now being finalised by the Ministry.

Next key milestone: Finalisation of SA for submission to Cabinet (last estimated timeline: May 31, 2017).

Estimated project completion timeline: N/A – Project has not yet been initiated.

Project Updates as at 30 November, 2016

Status: Conceptualisation

The first deliverable from the project was a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government, the Chamber of Commerce and the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA) which was signed in June 2016.  It outlines various responsibilities for all three entities, including public consultations. An independent assessment of small and medium enterprises was conducted and the findings, which were received in October 2016, will guide the development of the next project deliverable, an action plan, to address areas of concern for small business owners. The Ministry expects the plan to be completed by March 2017.

Project Updates as at 25 May, 2016


Minister: Hon. Tara Rivers

Project Sponsor: Mr. Christen Suckoo, Chief Officer

Overview (taken from Cabinet’s Project Future Programme Brief): A new Education Bill 2015 has been completed and is scheduled for review in the upcoming sitting of the LA. The Bill creates the ability for Cabinet to establish executive decision-making authorities for government schools, which allows for community partners, parents and other groups of persons to be involved in prescribed decision-making in relation to the conduct of schools.  This project will develop a decision-making framework and implementation pathway that will facilitate the establishment of such authorities.

Status: Not yet progressed.

Ministry/Portfolio Update:

  • As per agreed timelines, an Outline Business Case is currently scheduled to be delivered by 31 July, 2016.
  • The 2015 KPMG ‘Independent Review of Cayman Islands’ Public Education System’ serves as the Strategic Assessment for this project.